Llama Trekking In The UK

Llama walks in the UK

 

 

 

What is Llama Trekking?

Essentially it is walking with llamas at a leisurely pace around local countryside, just a great way to get out and about, with your cuddly companion leading the way. Llamas are very quirky, not just in their appearance but also in terms of their personalities, so be prepared to make a new friend on your llama trek. Many llamas love to be brushed so you may need to do a little bit of pampering to get your llama on side! Some farms will have young llamas known as crias for you to enjoy watching at play during your visit, whilst others are able to take you off their premises to give you a longer llama walk through some of our most breathtaking British countryside. It's a delightful opportunity to explore the locality with your knowledgeable two legged and lovable four legged guides who will be able to bring the landscape to life for you. Some llamas will even carry your picnic! Take a llama walk on the wild side!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Llama Trekking in the UK

So is there any llama walking near me? Well, Llamas are a pretty well kept secret, but if you look carefully, you might just find a llama trekking farm near you! Each farm has something different to offer you, but all of them have some fabulous llamas, just waiting to meet you! Llamas are quick learners, generally very docile and biddable, but always inquisitive, intuitive and endearingly individual (as well as occasionally insubordinate!) It's all part of your llama experience!

 

 

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woolly llama

Watertown Llamas are proud to have supplied trekking llamas to many great outfits in the UK including : 

Humber Llamas

Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire

humberllamas@gmail.com

Everyone can enjoy Llamas

Most of the llama farms on this website can tailor your visit to suit the needs of you and your family or friends, young or old, and some can cater for varying levels of mobility. Once you have discovered the magic of walking with llamas it will come as no surprise to learn that they are also widely used in animal assisted therapy, and llamas also have a natural affinity with disabled visitors. Llama walks are great for team building outings , and hen party outings with llamas are also provided for by some. Llamas are perfect for school groups, Brownies and birthday parties, with more information available by clicking on the individual websites. You can even include some llamas on your wedding guest list! 

brushing llamas
llama trekking

Llama Trekking as a Lifestyle

Living and working with llamas is a great privilege, and so is sharing the joy that they  bring with others. Earning a living with llamas however can be a different and difficult ball game, but with dedication and application llamas can offer an enviable lifestyle. Before considering such an idea it's vital to do your research in order to understand what facilities and grazing requirements llamas need to keep them happy, and what husbandry skills you will need to acquire in order to keep them healthy.

 

 

There are also rules and regulations governing where you can walk your llamas if you choose to go off your own land. An Animal Welfare License is required from most councils, and of course Public Liability Insurance, plus you would need to source a local but knowledgeable camelid vet.

Additionally you should try to visit as many llama trekking centres as possible, and ultimately as many specialist llama breeders as possible, because not all llamas are created equal! Selecting the right ones forms the basis upon which you will be able to build your business, and sadly some will never make good trekking animals. The llama community is generally a very friendly and helpful one, always with the llamas best interests at heart , so don't be afraid to ask for advice from the experts!

llama trekking

At Watertown Llamas we breed specifically for biddable, people-orientated trekking and therapy llamas. We halter-train and work with our animals using Camelidynamics methods, and are happy to have been able to supply many fabulous trekking llamas to outfits all across the UK.